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A discourse on the goals set by Prime Minister Modi to guide India's foreign policy In India, foreign policymaking has been based in the Prime Minister's Office because of the institutionalization of the foreign policy structure since Independence. This book highlights that in the past three decades, due to the constraints of coalition politics, there has been little insight into India's foreign policy. The ruling government effectively reverted the locus of authority to the new prime minister and his team, thereby not just avoiding a wider contestation between competing paradigms but instituting a paradigm shift—a shift which is a response to previous policy anomalies and failures, and creating newly articulated goals in a short time.

Extended Neighbourhood and Multilevel Alignments
Extended neighbourhood and multilevel alignments

Narendra Modi's message of regional cooperation to the South Asian leaders at the 18th SAARC summit held in Kathmandu at the end of November 2014 was straightforward and clear— ‘when we join our hands and walk in step, the path becomes easier, the journey quicker and the destination closer’. What was perhaps more important is what ...

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